A Language Older Than Words Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Derrick Jensen
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Seeking a Third Way.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Jensen's father say after he had beat someone?
(a) "I love you."
(b) "You deserved it."
(c) "I hate you."
(d) "I'm sorry."

2. By what means does Jensen not get the meat that he eats?
(a) Buying.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Hunting.
(d) Raising.

3. In the chapter "Taking A Life" what animal always seems to be getting shafted?
(a) The dogs.
(b) The chickens.
(c) The coyotes.
(d) The kittens.

4. What is it that Jensen believes shows the coyotes gratitude for the duck carcass?
(a) Dead wolves.
(b) A dead chicken.
(c) A new tree.
(d) A pile of poop.

5. What does Jensen think about when he flies?
(a) Life.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Birds.
(d) Death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jensen say that trees do when they are cut down?

2. What does Jensen ultimately believe will happen to the world because of the way humans treat it?

3. According to Jensen, what was the reason for him and his classmates to endure their time in school?

4. What does Jensen begin doing when he doesn't jump well?

5. What does Jensen say is the best thing that happened to him at the School of Mines?

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